For many people the younger they look the better they feel about themselves. However age is an unstoppable process and as the body grows older so does the skin, consequently its appearance and characteristics change.
Age hormones sun exposure and smoking can all cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop; skin feels more fragile and less elastic. As we age the hyaluronic acid (HA) content of our skin which is so important for water retention decreases. oil producing (sebaceous glands become less active and your skin becomes drier.)
The skin also loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth and because the number of blood vessels in the skin decreases, the skin loses its youthful colour and glow. While these changes are taking place gravity is also at work pulling at the skin and causing it to sag.
Dermal fillers which contain hyaluronic acid are a popular choice because they effectively diminish the signs of ageing and rehydrate the skin tissue. Treatment is quick, convenient and the results can be seen straight away.
Treatment can be completed in as little as 15 minutes but it can be longer depending on which areas are being treated.
Using a very fine needle the dermal filler is injected under the surface of the skin to shallow levels for fine lines and slightly deeper for more severe wrinkles and folds.
How Long Do The Effects Last
The duration of effect can depend on age how much filler is injected, where it is placed, the quality of the skin as well as general health and lifestyle. a guideline could be from 9 months to a year.
Are There Any Side Effects
Following the injection, there may be some redness swelling and bruising around the injection site. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and resolve within a few days, these include but are not limited to, pain, tenderness, firmness swelling lumps bumps bruising and itching. There is also a risk of infection with any injection procedure.